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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What was the large Antarctic landmass supporting in Chapter 51?
2. How is the Egyptians' knowledge protected, according to Chapter 42?
3. When was the last Ice Age meltdown, according to Chapter 50?
4. What is the "Great Return"?
5. How much does the average block of the Great Pyramid weigh?
Short Essay Questions
1. In Chapter 36, which explanation for the pyramids with empty coffins is the most plausible?
2. What two aspects of the Great Pyramid remain a mystery?
3. In Chapter 38, how did the Egyptians manage to drill through granite without the necessary tools?
4. As theorized in Chapter 28, do ancient myth contains a veiled method for expressing the technical terms for advanced astronomy?
5. Is Hancock correct in his assertion that what he discovered that has already happened, can happen again?
6. What is the connection between the Mayans and modern astrologers?
7. Why was Bauval's discovery that Orion's three belt stars are not in a straight line significant?
8. Why did Hancock mention his researcher's resignation in Chapter 50?
9. What did the ancient Egyptians mean when they believed the Sphinx guarded the "Splendid Place at the Beginning of All Time"?
10. Why did specialists misinterpret or ignore Bauval's discovery as evidence of an ancient civilization?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What unsolved mysteries did the author discuss in the book? How did he go about trying to solve them? What appears to be his motivation for uncovering information that might seem trivial to the average person?
Essay Topic 2
What was Hancock's belief about the meaning ascribed to ancient myths and legends?
Essay Topic 3
What does it mean that the ancient Egyptians were using pi in their architectural structures long before it was officially discovered? Does this notion support the possibility that many ancient peoples had skills or technology that were officially invented later, or is a mathematical construct a different type of ability?
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